Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


November 5, 2012

Commissioners prepare to deck the halls

Greensburg — In the regularly scheduled Decatur County Commissioners meeting Monday, a variety of topics were continued, and judging by the morning discussion, the holidays are expected to be as colorful as ever.

Executive director of Main Street Greensburg, Bryan Robbins, briefly reviewed the success of the 2012 Farmer’s Market. He said the Farmer’s Market was successful this year despite the drought, and that once the rain came there was a lot of great food available. He said the farmers were glad of the location, and that anywhere else would not have been as successful.

Robbins requested, and was approved for, usage of the courthouse for Santa in the Court House and the Holiday Walk.

The festivities are planned to run from 4:30 to 9 p.m. (7 p.m. after Nov. 30) Nov. 30 until Dec. 21. Robbins also spoke of the possibility of having a live reindeer as an attraction to add to the Christmas decorations planned for the court house. The reindeer has not been confirmed.

Rob Duckworth, EMA director, reported that the EMA has received a $4,045 grant after scoring high on an assessment. Duckworth requested that the grant be used to purchase phones which would allow for conferences calls, as well as LCD video and iPads, which would be used for communications. Duckworth’s request was approved.

Executive director of the Greensburg/Decatur County Economic Corporation, Marc Coplon and Mayor Gary Herbert have returned from their trip to Japan.

Coplon reported that the diplomacy trip was successful. Another Japanese company has shown interest in settling in Decatur County. The company would bring $3.8 billion in capital investments and 60 full time jobs.

The other companies which were visited were gracious and hospitable, said Coplon. Mayor Herbert stressed the importance of networking and becoming familiar with the corporate members of the companies. The trip to Japan was well worth the money, the Mayor said.

Animal Control has taken another step forward in approving a change in policy, which would lengthen the time the Animal Control board has to respond to appeals.

County Highway Superintendent Mark Mohr reported that some roadside construction has been delayed because of drainage issues, but that paving continues.

The possibility of acquiring a section of privately-owned property through court became a possibility.

The commissioners mentioned a dangerous section of road that requires drivers to pull into the middle of the intersection to view oncoming traffic.

The city has tried to begin preliminary plans to make the intersection safer, but one property owner refuses to sell right of way on his property, prolonging a potentially serious safety hazard.

Contact: Tess Rowing 812-663-3111 x7004


Text Only
  • Cougar boys win Charger Invitational The South Decatur boys track and field team captured the Charger Invitational win Thursday afternoon at North Decatur. The North track and field program hosted South, Milan, Knightstown, Tri High and Waldron. The South boys scored 141 points, well ah

    April 23, 2014

  • Decatur County Events Calendar Local clubs, service groups, fraternal organizations and others are encouraged to send their Coming Events information to the Daily News at or Daily News, PO Box 106, Greensburg, IN 47240. April 24 1:30 to 3 p.m. - Croche

    April 23, 2014

  • AT A GLANCE... Obituaries: Lawrence E. Schroeder, 94 Edith May Aulbach, 99 Thank you! The Daily News thanks the following subscribers for their continued readership: Jerry Downey-Greensburg Ruth Hamilton-Greensburg decatur county events calendar Local clubs, se

    April 23, 2014

  • nws-gb042314-community garden Community garden readying for second growing season GREENSBURG - In yet another sign that spring is (finally) here to stay, work has begun on preparing the community garden project on Scoby Street for its sophomore growing season. Begun last year as a combined effort of Rotary International, the Green

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • More jobs: unemployment at 5.7 percent Decatur County's employers added nearly 1,200 jobs in the last year and pushed the local unemployment rate near a post-recession low. The unemployment rate in March was 5.7 percent, down from 8.1 percent a year earlier, according to preliminary data

    April 23, 2014

  • nws-gb042314-new directions ndhs - pic New Directions presents program at SDHS GREENSBURG -- On Monday afternoon, New Directions Domestic Abuse Services Center presented its Teen Dating Respect Program to the eighth-grade Health class of Kristine Gross at South Decatur Jr./Sr. High School (SDHS). New Directions victim's advocat

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Deputy stops rolling meth lab after driver speeds, weaves on State Road 3 GREENSBURG -- A speeding and weaving vehicle led a sheriff's deputy to a rolling methamphetamine lab and the arrest of a 31-year-old Greensburg man with prior drug offenses. According to court documents, the initially routine traffic stop Tuesday eve

    April 23, 2014

  • nws-gb042314-kyler rotarian gas - pic NG station opening in Greensburg GREENSBURG -- On July 7, Greensburg will join a growing list of Indiana cities that are installing public natural-gas fueling stations, that will be located near the Honda Manufacturing facility. That station will be built by CNG Fuel, Inc. On Monday

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws-gb042314-earth day photo 1 Students reuse, recycle, clean for Earth Day To celebrate Earth Day, Greensburg Junior High School students picked up trash, repurposed keys by using them in wind chimes, recycled plastic bottles and aluminum cans and built compost piles. Bailey Springmeyer, 11, urged her softball teammates to

    April 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • nws-gb042214-intimidation mug shot BB gun leads to arrest on felony charge An 18-year-old Greensburg resident has been arrested on suspicion that he used a BB gun to threaten a 14-year-old boy who was on his way home from playing basketball at a church. Jeffrey W. Green, of 234 W. North St., was being held without bond at D

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo